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Israel’s MOD has placed an order for RAFAEL’s SPIKE FireFly (MAOZ) loitering munition.

Jointly developed by RAFAEL and the IMOD, FireFly provides Behind-Cover Precision Attack Capabilities for the Dismounted Soldier.

Ordered for the IDF ground forces, FireFly was designed for fighting within the urban arena where situational awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover, and precision is critical. 

FireFly which weighs only 3 kg is rapidly deployed within seconds. 

It is portable, durable and includes a rugged airframe to withstand the harsh environment of urban combat. Its single-user operation is designed for the dismounted soldier – light, small, and agile.

Firefly features a dual seeker, target tracker, homing algorithms, computer vision, Safe & Arm fusing mechanisms, and a rugged tablet-based HMI (Human Machine Interface).

According to the company’s announcement, the operation of FireFly is very intuitive, with no special skills required. 

FireFly has an abort/wave-off capability and full, safe returnability to the operator up to attack command. It can be operated day and night, and has low visual and acoustic signature.

Dr. Ran Gozali, EVP & Head of the Land & Naval Division of RAFAEL said the procurement will dramatically revolutionize the infantry doctrines in urban close-combat, enabling precision engagement for the lower tactical echelons beyond-line-of-sight. This will give IDF soldiers a tactical edge in close combat.